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Foundry On Elm

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American, Bar, Contemporary
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255 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2956
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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New York
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time here, but my daughter, who lives nearby, likes it very much. Kind of loud cause there is a big bar crowd here, but the noise seemed to die down a bit a little while after we sat down. The Foundry Burger was terrific..... Very juicy and flavorful. Lots of different beers and wine and not all that pricey... More 

1 Thank Lakeshore18
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We were very impressed with the variety of the beers on the menu. We ordered two pizzetas, which are just flatbread style pizzas. We loved the BBQ brisket pizzeta. The bar staff was friendly as well.

Thank Gabrielle F
San Francisco, California
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630 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We went here with my daughter during the first Parents' Weekend of her college career, and, four years later, on the eve of her graduation. Time flies. This is a good place, turning our decent food with a smile while being intensely busy. Would be fun to visit for drinks when it's not a peak weekend. Very nice waitstaff and... More 

1 Thank Yog-Sothoth
Dallas, Texas
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We went to dinner at the Foundry. As it was memorial day weekend the place was relatively empty but as always the food here is excellent. We ordered several appetizers and the French onion soup. My daughter had steak frites. Everything was exceptional. I can keep coming back here everyday. Great ambiance too.

1 Thank Zain M
Montpelier, Vermont
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time here having Mother's Day brunch w extended family. The buffet made things easy. There was an incredible variety of things to eat, both savory and sweet. Take *small* portions so you can try lots of things -- my daughter, who thinks of herself as a "picky eater," tried new foods here! The waitress kindly provided... More 

1 Thank swedishivy2013
Needham, Massachusetts
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160 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

When you visit a gastropub, you expect extraordinary pub food. Unfortunately, the Foundry has adopted the label of gastropub but doesn't deliver the level of food you'd expect. The menu was uninspiring so I opted for the burger. The burger was okay but nothing special. Their parmasean truffle fries were a step above regular but only a step. At lunchtime... More 

Thank Ehad2
North Woodmere, New York
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Visiting the Boston area in early April, we had dinner at this terrific restaurant, which is quite a bit larger than it appears when you first enter. The food was delicious and the service capable and unpressured. My husband and I stayed after our daughter left for another engagement and we relaxed with our coffees. We were not at all... More 

Thank blluglas
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Nice place, it is always crowded with 20 and 30 somethings. Expensive but trendy bar drinks and many many beers on tap. Noisy for conversation.

Thank Jim V
Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Love the interior, great drink list, excellent service and the small bit of the menu we sampled was well executed. I enjoyed my personal onion pizza with truffle oil. The husband grabbed the Onion Soup. Both cocktails were outstanding. We'll be back!

Thank Honeybadger1958
Newington, Connecticut
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

The feel of the place was amazing, it was definitely a good place to go and hang out for drinks. There was a wait for people looking to be seated at tables and not the bar. Everyone had a great time at the bar. It looks very cool and new drinks were tried. We look forward to giving Saloon a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:30 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2956
  • Public Transportation: Redline Davis Square T-stop
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-628-9999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?